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that's been going on. jimmy lee dykes is the suspect. we've been informed by authorities there's been a major development in this case. that's about the only way they will classify what's happened. we have noted there's been some significant activity taking place on site. we saw two ambulances go and then leave the property. they didn't have their lights on. we've also seen clusters of authorities on site as well. all of this of course unusual from what weem been watching over the past several days. and then we've been told there's going to be a news conference and a fairly significant one in just a few minutes. there was a news conference that was held earlier today. it was by the local sheriff. and he insinuated for the first time there could be a motive to all this. listen to what he had to say. >> i can't really comment on anything specific. the communications, anything like that, that's been going on. what i can say generally is based on our discussion with mr. dykes, he feels like he has a story that's important to him. although it's very complex. we tried to make a safe environ
-old in that bunker with jimmy lee dykes and the community that surrounded him, she says, with love and support. >> we can fight and we can push through and we can pray and that our prayers are going to be answered that ethan is coming home to be with his large family. >> her name is michelle riley. she is making black, blue and red ribbons. black to mourn the death and blue and red to symbolize the school colors of dale county schools, miguel. >> sound like a very fitting tribute for mr. poland today. police have not saying much about the kidnapping itself. what is the latest there? >> they have not said much about the kidnapping itself. there was a news conference very brief and the sheriff said this is a tough day for our family speaking about the funeral of charles poland. we do know that they are in constant communication and that line is open with jimmy lee dykes. also, we are are told that there is a possibility that more of those comfort items, the toys and games and coloring books, food and even the medication that needs to be delivered to that bunker, that could be delivered today. miguel? >
was up. >> just to belabor the point, they who killed him as opposed to jimmy lee dykes killing himself? >> that point, erin, is a good one, but it has not been fully clarified. we believe that is the way it went down. we're expecting a further update tonight, where they will go into details and take questions. we also note there were some assets of the u.s. military that were brought to bare. leon panetta personally approved the use of special equipment that apparently could be used like, say, for detecting ieds overseas. it was allowed to be used here. there were soldiers here. soldiers only used to operate the equipment, not in any way to go in with law enforcement. >> how unusual is that, martin, that leon panetta of the defense department, that's the highest level of the american military system, would be volved in this? >> that's extremely usual, you're right, erin. there were also reports of unmanned surveillance, drones, that have been used. that hasn't been concerned. but it gives you a sense there was from the highest levels a very strong commitment and feeling of sympathy for
can also report that the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's got to be determined is how is he doing mentally after this long ordeal. >> i know that's going to be a big question. there have been reports that the little boy may have had some sort of autism. that he really could have some psychological challenges to deal with. what do you know, martin, about how this rescue happened. why it happened today, and not three days ago? >> yeah, well, i guess the reason that authorities said to us is they noted in the last 24 hours, there had been a breakdown in the attitude of mr. dykes. they had been in constant contact, but they noticed he had deteriorated. they also s
-old jimmy lee dykes. the two are holed up in an underground bunker or tornado shelter. police are able to get medicine to the young boy. but officials aren't saying much about communications. they're communicating through a pvc pipe. the gunman bored the school bus in midland city. and then killed the bus driver and took the young hostage. >>> a ferocious storm system raked its way through the country. it's making its way north. at least two people have lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many have lost their homes and tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city, all a part of the nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in adairsville, georgia. 100 people were at work when the twister took aim on this plant. thankfully, all were safe. in tennessee, the national weather service confirmed four tornadoes touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. and in kentucky, two people we
's captor, jimmy lee dykes, is dead now. but investigators will not say whether he was killed or took his own life. the ordeal came to an end after the fbi sneaked a hidden camera into the underground bunker. lucky little guy. >>> a new twist in the sensational murder trial of the arizona woman who confessed to killing her on and off again boyfriend. >> she took the stand saying she acted in self defense and portrayed herself as a lifelong victim of abuse. abc's brandi hitt has the latest details, good morning, brandy. >> reporter: good morning. jody arias returns to the stand this morning. she admitted to killing her boyfriend. now jurors are expected to hear arias' explanation what happened the night of the murder. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: in a surprise move, jody arias took the stand in her own defense and explained to the jury why she brutally murdered her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. >> he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> reporter: speaking quietly with her hair pulled to the side, the same woman prosecutors say stabbed ale
holding this 5-year-old boy, jimmy lee dykes, what can you tell us about him as an individual? >> reporter: well, neighbors from the very beginning describedloner with a deep distrust of government. we have been waiting to hear an exact motive. we know the day after the standoff began last wednesday, he was scheduled to be in court on a misdemeanor charge of menacing a neighbor. again, neighbors described him as a loner who had an extreme -- he really wanted to protect his property, they said. anytime somebody got close to the property, they felt they had a difficult interaction with him. we also know that he was a vietnam era veteran. nbc news confirmed that he even won several awards, including the vietnam service medal back in the '60s. but again jimmy lee dykes, we do not know his condition at this point, but we can report according to a source with the dale county sheriff's office here in alabama that the standoff is over after about 140 hours. again, we do not know the condition of those involved just yet. we hope to find that out within the next few minutes or so. >> that's a helpfu
to monitor the boy and his captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> mr. dykes was observed, was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: but dykes is now dead. a source tells abc news, authorities used explosives to get into the bunker. >> i can tell you over the past 24 hours, our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned for the safety of the child. >> reporter: the question remains -- why did dykes board a school bus last tuesday, kill the driver, kidnap ethan and bring him below ground. the police said nothing about the motive and said dykes made few demands. now the little boy who has mild autism and adhd will go home to celebrate his 6th birthday wednesday. investigators aren't saying how they were able to get into the bunker to bring ethan out unharmed. rob, diana. >> thank you, marcy. >>> a french director hoping to make a movie about the sandy hook elementary school tragedy will have to find another location. the director wanted to shoot the
in a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. the fbi has been negotiating with him. abc's gio benitez has been on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through
in alabama where a 5-year-old boy is being held captain nif a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. gio benitez has the latest. >> reporter: when will this little boy with autism be let go. police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it's been seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage
lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers
, negotiators are trying to get to a gunman to get him to release a 5-year-old boy. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he's accused of shooting and killing the bus driver who refused to let him take the children. he ended up taking a boy, though, named ethan. he took him into a bunker. the boy has his medicine, plus crayons, coloring books and a tv to help keep him calm. >>> today marks a day of remembrance for nasa. it's the tenth anniversary of of the space shuttle columbia disaster. there will be an observance at the astronaut memorial at arlington national cemetery. a wreath laying ceremony at the kennedy space center. there will also be -- for those who died in the apollo 1 disaster, as well as the challenger 1 explosion. >>> an emotional day at the state department. this is hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. she will say goodbye to employees at a public ceremony. as for what's next for her, clinton has been rumored to be considering another run for president in 2016. nbc news's andrea mitchell says she's not sure what her future wil
-old boy hostage. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he's accused of shooting and killing the bus driver who refused to let him take the children. he did end up taking a boy named ethan into that bunker. investigators say the boy has his medicine, crayons, coloring books and a tv to keep him calm. >>> new developments in the deadly explosion in mexico city. right now, rescuers are searching through the rubble for survivors. a bomb exploded near the mexican oil company yesterday afternoon. it injured more than 100. investigators are trying to determine whether it was an explosion or an attack. >>> 5:35 right now. there was a hacking attack at the wall street journal. chinese hackers got into the system to monitor the coverage of china. since the a computer attack, they did an overhaul to bolster cyber security. "the new york times" announced chinese hackers stole employee passwords. the chinese government says it has nothing to do with the attacks on the times computers. >>> 5:30 now. the funeral arrangements for a civil rights pioneer have been anno
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, the owner of the same property that s.w.a.t. teams have descended upon and where the gunman is holed up in an underground bunker with a young boy. >> at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: neighbors say he has long been a problem. >> i always called him mean man. >> reporter: the 65-year-old reportedly a military veteran who missed a court hearing where he was to face charges for menacing neighbors. police radio traffic captured the chaos he 'ledgedly caused. >> just had a bus driver shot. possibly deceased. >> the suspect has removed a child from the bus. they're on foot -- >> reporter: parents of other children on the bus panicked. >> nobody called and told me anything. now he jumps in her car. i'm going to look for my son. i called home. he's not home. >> reporter: but police say dykes took just one child, a boy who happens to need special medications, now stuck in a hole difficult for s.w.a.t. teams to reach. >> we ask for prayer for all the families involved, and law enforcement is here working tireles
. >> reporter: police say his alleged killer, jimmy lee dykes, boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two kids. when poland refused, police say dykes shot him to death and took a boy named ethan with a mild form of autism hostage. >> i wish i could just hug him and hold him and tell him it's going to be all right. >> reporter: dykes has kept ethan in an underground bunker allowing him crackers, coloring books and medicine. as the standoff enters the second week, there's no telling how long it could last. psychologists say the toll on ethan could be significant. >> the over dd riding thought in his head is that he wants his mother, that he just wants to be out of that situation. >> reporter: the ordeal brings back eerie memories of another kidnapping in 1976. three men with guns abducted 26 children, ages 5 to 14 from a school bus in chalchilla, california, the kidnappers forced them underground. they spent 16 terrible hours there, clutching each other in tears. the kids and their bus driver, also hailed as a hero, managed to escape. but 37 years later for many, the scars remain. >> the lo
to acknowledge that jimmy lee dykes did have a demand of sort. he wanted the complex story told and the sheriff did not explain on how he wants it told and all he would say is police and hostage negotiators trying to create a civil environment for him to do so. sheriff jones said they're engaged with him around the clock and most communications in the day. this standoff dragged on for about 140 hours now and started last week, last tuesday when he allegedly boarded the stopped school bus and demanded two kids police say. and when the bus driver, charles poland, objected, he allegedly shot the bus driver and then made off with 5-year-old ethan who has a mild form of autism and in this underground bunker since last tuesday. about 40 hours and the mood here has somewhat changed and seemed to be tense at beginning. now it seems to be a slow method call approach that police are taking trying to create a civil environment for him to talk to negotiators. now, today we're also hearing that neighbors are collecting cards for 5-year-old ethan. his birthday is this week. and many of them are praying for h
that officers after speaking to neighbors and acquaintances of jimmy lee dykes described him as strongly anti-government in his views, as you said anti-america, whatever that may mean and he also described him as a survivalist, which seems fairly obvious, given the bunker that he dug in his backyard. >> so we're familiar with the term survivalist from this show on table, "dooms day preppers." is this the kind of guy we're talking about? those people don't seem particularly dangerous. >> i think doomsday preppers tv show tends to feature all kinds of different people looking for various types. in reality the survivalist movement is dominated by people with extremely right wing views and fears and generally those fears center around what the government is going to do. these people very widely feel that government has very bad plans for the rest of us around the corner, that some catastrophe is looming. we saw the survivalist movement really take off in a couple of instances in the last few years one around the so-called y2k bug the fear that computers were going to collapse when the clocked rol
the whole thing. jimmy lee dykes was fatally shot multiple times. the fbi stormed his bunker when they became concerned that his mental state was declining. how they know, you ask? well, they were spying on him, using high tech military detection equipment including a camera. we are also learning more about dykes from the people who knew him. >> he always talked about the government, you know, and he used to keep notebooks of horse races. he always said that mafia run the horse races. >> he has been, for a long time, a source of concern. he killed one of my dogs. >> the victim in this, who is being wheeled away in that stretcher, 5-year-old ethan. he is recuperating at a hospital after a week in that bunker. and is said to be laughing and playing with his family, his 6th birthday is tomorrow. >>> and just in to us here at cnn, moments ago, president obama is planning a trip to israel, coming up this spring. this will be his first trip there since taking office. he will also be visiting the west bank and jordan during that trip. but, first, here, in a statement today, the president
tell, that is not the case. we do know that the 65-year-old man, jimmy lee dykes had mental issues and he apparently just stormed the bus. we do not know the reason why as of yet bute do not know also if he targeted this bus. it doesn't seem like that's the case. >> what about this child? why did he take this particular little boy? >> reporter: well, it's been reported that this little boy could be a special needs child and perhaps even autistic. once the gunshots were fired at the bus driver, the other kids were able to get off the bus but this was the one boy that was not able to do so, and that's why he was taken. >> just a final question for you, the 65-year-old suspect, he's been building this bunker for, what, the last two years or four months? why does he have a bunker? >> reporter: to be honest, we do not know the answer to that question. we just know that he has been building this bunker for several, for quite some time and we do know this, because he's been doing it for such a long time, he even reportedly has enough food and supplies to last him inside that bunker for fo
is described as a tornado bunker. a close source to the investigation describes him as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. a source describes him as survivalist who distrusts the government. and neighbors describe him as a loner, always menacing. >> this man has exhibited for years signs of instability. >> does he scare you? >> he terrified me. he was basically a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, the police source says the gunman boarded a stopped school bus near this church and demanded a few random children come with him. it's not clear why. the bus driver, 66-year-old charles poland junior refused to let any children go and when dykes shot poland multiple times killing him. as officers closed in, witnesses who shot this cell phone video say the suspect grabbed one of the children who had fainted and took the kindergartener to his property near by. the child has been identified simply by his first name, ethan. he turns 6 in a few weeks. in midland city, vigils wednesday night to pray for ethan and remember the bus driver. >> he's definitely a hero because he did everything he
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